Our Focus Week is taking in the Halloween celebrations but also taking in the religious significance of connecting others – both with us and departed – and address the wider issue of bereavement.

The Focus Week included a special memory wall to remember loved ones we have lost and exhibitions on global festivals such as The Day of The Dead which originated in Mexico and All Saints Day which connects to our own wider Halloween festivities.

The week saw plenty of activities, special tutor time sessions and assemblies, an art exhibition, as well as the memory wall. We also talked through our extensive bereavement support in school with both trained counsellors in our Student Support as well as partnerships with external specialists including St Giles Hospice.

Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We wanted to celebrate the fun of Halloween but also flag up the wider significance and the very real issue of bereavement which we sadly have to support with children facing personal loss each year. We are a school that takes our responsibilities far beyond the classroom and we are here for our students in the most difficult of times.”